Adopting a pet is an important decision in a family’s life, as you’re making the choice to bring more love into your home in a life-enhancing way. However, you’re also making the choice to bring an animal into the home. This change involves responsibility, a mouth to feed, messes to clean up, and caretaking while [...]
Dogs can bring endless amounts of joy to a home, but they can also bring endless amounts of fur, mud, and saliva, not to mention that classic dog smell. It can sometimes seem like you are spending most of your time trying to keep your house clean, but you are probably just missing some [...]
Whether you live by yourself and desire a companion or you want to make your family complete, the decision to own a pet should not be taken lightly as it comes with a great deal of responsibility — physically, emotionally, and financially. There are several factors to consider before zeroing in on the first furry [...]
Dr. Smith meeting her fearful rescue dog "Melody" Fear free is a concept that has been recently introduced to the veterinary industry. It is something that was already being practiced by many in the field but not fully implemented by all staff in a practice as a standard. Hart Road Animal Hospital, the [...]
When your dog is part of the family, it’s natural to want him to join you on trips out of the house. But before you start taking your pooch everywhere you go, you need to prepare. Here’s what responsible dog owners do to keep their dogs safe and well-mannered in public. Know Where You Can’t [...]
Hart Road Animal Hospital https://www.hartroadanimalhospital.com/ 503-591-5282 Call us at 503-591-5282 today! Need an appointment? Let's PLAY! Pets have mastered the art of fun, haven't they? They make the whole world their playground, whether it's a ball, a new toy for chasing, or - let's get real - the empty box the toy came in. As their caregivers, [...]
Cats are the most commonly owned pet in the world, so of course they deserve a month devoted to their happiness! While cats may seem like they have it made in the kitty shade in terms of sheer numbers, they sometimes end up with the short end of the stick as pets. Thanks to longstanding myths portraying cats as independent pets requiring minimal care, our beloved kitties often don’t get everything they need in order to be truly happy cats. And a happy cat is an awesome pet!
Summer is here again! As you and your best animal buddy bask in the warm weather and enjoy summer activities, remember to keep safety in mind. Summer fun brings with it some potential dangers for your pet, like loud, frightening fireworks and overheating. We hope the information in this newsletter will help you keep your pet safe and comfortable this summer.
1) Talk to your veterinarian Your veterinarian is your best source of information about flea prevention and control for your pet. Be sure to talk about how to protect your pet and your home from a flea infestation. 2) Treat all the pets in your home Don’t wait until you see a flea to treat [...]
By Lauren M Smith DVM, Hart Road Animal Hospital Cats are the clear pet of choice, with many more owned cats than dogs. Yet, when it comes to a cat’s health, we don’t always treat them the same. Cats may be number one in a pet owner’s heart, but dogs seem to receive more consistent and regular [...]